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  • New opportunities for global brand owners

    IP owners are constantly looking for new countries in which to protect and enforce their rights, particularly as growth in mature markets slows. Three countries that are opening up to international investment are Cuba, Iran and Myanmar. Natalie Rahhal and James Nurton find out about the latest developments in these three states, particularly for trade mark owners, and also look at other jurisdictions that could become more important for IP

  • New opportunities for global brand owners

    IP owners are constantly looking for new countries in which to protect and enforce their rights, particularly as growth in mature markets slows. Three countries that are opening up to international investment are Cuba, Iran and Myanmar. Natalie Rahhal and James Nurton find out about the latest developments in these three states, particularly for trade mark owners, and also look at other jurisdictions that could become more important for IP

  • The growing local v global trend

    The latest article in our series by the MARQUES IP Outer Borders Team looks at the localism trend and its implications for brands. By Kate Swaine, Mary Jane Lemenchick, Laetitia Lagarde and Thomas Raab

  • IP strategy in one of the world’s fastest-growing companies

    The senior legal director of JD.com tells Managing IP about its anti-counterfeiting efforts, growth in patent applications and tips for brand owners in China

  • Examining the Madrid Protocol in Africa

    International Registrations are not being properly administered in several African countries, and take up by local businesses has been low. Wayne Meiring explains why this is a problem

  • District court stays: a review of the past 12 months

    Michelle Umberger and Lissa Koop analyse district court stays pending IPR or CBM and provide tips for seeking stays

  • Royalty rates in the telecoms patent wars

    What level of royalty fee can be considered genuinely FRAND? There is disappointingly little case law on this question, says David Sant, but a pending case in the UK may provide guidance

  • The importance of expert evidence in Germany

    The use of expert witnesses is less common in German patent litigation compared with the UK or US and in practice experts are only used in approximately 5% to 10% of cases. However, argues Georg Rauh, greater complexity and technical difficulty of cases mean experts may become more important

  • Japan’s unique combination of experts and advisers

    As well as having party-appointed experts in litigation, Japanese courts can employ judicial research officials and technical advisers to assist judges. Naho Ebata explains their role


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End of Year 2016

New opportunities for global brand owners

IP owners are constantly looking for new countries in which to protect and enforce their rights, particularly as growth in mature markets slows. Three countries that are opening up to international investment are Cuba, Iran and Myanmar. Natalie Rahhal and James Nurton find out about the latest developments in these three states, particularly for trade mark owners, and also look at other jurisdictions that could become more important for IP



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